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Common Name: Chicory | Scientific Name: Cichorus Intybus

Family: Leguminosae

Chicory is a plant that has been twisted into many shapes and forms by human beings; some varieties produce savory roots to be used in coffee(cajun coffee), some produce succulent buds to be used in salads(endive), and some produce lettuce like heads also to be used in salad making. All forms of chicory are bitter and stimulate digestion, and, being members of the daisy family, come packing with immune system stimulating compounds. This is a winner!

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